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The Road to Recovery: Julian Boyd talks his injury history, basketball, and more

Julian Boyd (42) is currently recovering from his fourth ACL surgery, but it hasn’t stopped him on his basketball journey. The former LIU Brooklyn star sat down with Nico Wright to talk his recovery, life, and more. (Source: Stu Switzer – London Lightning)

LONDON, Ont. — Recently, I paid a visit to the London Lightning Head Office in London, Ontario, where I sat down with current Lightning player and former Long Island University (LIU) Blackbird star Julian Boyd.

We talked about many things: basketball, life, and something that has been a recurring theme in Boyd’s basketball career, and not for the better.

The anterior cruciate ligament, more commonly referred to as the ACL.  Continue reading The Road to Recovery: Julian Boyd talks his injury history, basketball, and more

Chasing History: Isaiah Tripp’s journey to making history, both on and off the court

Senior guard Isaiah Tripp is chasing history in 2017-18, both on and off the court at Abilene Christian. (Source: Abilene-Reporter News) (Header: Abilene Christian Athletics)

ABILENE, Tex. — It all comes down to balance.

Isaiah Tripp, a senior guard with the Abilene Christian Wildcats, has a busy day-to-day schedule. From attending class to studying for midterms, to having a young family at home and an internship, Tripp is being pulled several different ways.

Then, when you add in the fact that he’s a Division I basketball player and records and edits his own videos for his own YouTube channel, finding that perfect balance is essential for his success and sanity.

“Balance comes with preparation and scheduling,” said Tripp, in a recent interview with College Court Report. “Nowadays I have to make a schedule and stick to it verbatim. I have to take days off from Tripp Talk at times, I have to study on the weekend at times, and I have to drop everything including my phone and be with my family at times”

Even through his busy schedule, Tripp always knows where to find the strength to keep pushing through.

“I have to always leave time in my busy schedule for God, because that’s where I get my strength from,” continued Tripp. “It honestly gets tough trying to balance school, basketball, a job at KACU, an internship, Tripp Talk and family life but through him, I’m getting through all of that.’ Continue reading Chasing History: Isaiah Tripp’s journey to making history, both on and off the court

Notre Dame’s Nikola Djogo Ready To Blossom In 2017

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Nikola Djogo (left) guarded by Rex Pflueger (right) during Notre Dame’s summer workouts. Credit: Blue & Gold Illustrated

Hamilton, ON- Sometimes in life, we tend to want stuff now. In a fast-paced society, where traffic jams are seen as agitators or waiting for a meal at a restaurant is too much to handle, we need to remember one simple fact of life.

Patience is a virtue.

Life is not a sprint, but rather a marathon, and no one believes that more than Notre Dame‘s Canadian wingman Nikola Djogo. Continue reading Notre Dame’s Nikola Djogo Ready To Blossom In 2017

South Carolina’s PJ Dozier more confident, not satisfied With success

Photo courtesy of Sean Rayford and The State.

When the suspension of star senior Sindarius Thornwell was announced on December 4, a concern for the South Carolina Gamecocks resided in who would pick up the scoring slack. With the four-year starter averaging 18.7 points per game, the responsibility appeared to be a multi-player job.

Fortunately for head coach Frank Martin, sophomore PJ Dozier was personally up for the task.

“PJ continues to grow as a player and do unbelievable things for us,” said Martin. “He’s got God-given ability.” Continue reading South Carolina’s PJ Dozier more confident, not satisfied With success

Wofford Terriers Stay True to Form as New Season Looms

Senior guard Eric Garcia will be looked upon to lead the team in terms of both on-court production and off-court
Senior guard Eric Garcia will be looked upon to lead the team in terms of both on-court production and emotion both on and off the court.

It’s a little bit of everything, but all the same.

This season, the Wofford Terriers‘ roster is a mix of veterans, players poised for increased performances, and a large, intriguing freshman class. In spite of the variety, and perhaps the unpredictability that such a team brings, associate head coach Dustin Kerns said the staff’s approach remains unchanged.

“We’re not guys that believe in rebuilding,” Kerns said. “We want to win now, and that’s always been the mentality and the mindset here. Yes, we might have some younger players, but our urgency and what’s important now is winning.” Continue reading Wofford Terriers Stay True to Form as New Season Looms

Wofford’s Eric Wagenlander Has Eyes on Coaching

Wofford's Eric Wagenlander (middle) has a plan for his future beyond playing for the Terriers, and is putting in the work to establish the connections and gain the knowledge to follow in the footsteps of Coach Young one day. (Source: Twitter.com)
Wofford’s Eric Wagenlander (middle) has a plan for his future beyond playing for the Terriers, and is putting in the work to establish the connections and gain the knowledge to follow in the footsteps of Coach Young one day. (Source: Twitter.com)

Wofford Terriers guard Eric Wagenlander just wrapped up his final day of camp at the University of Texas, his second campus home in just a few days, and already he’s looking forward.

Wagenlander, a rising senior, isn’t just daydreaming about his flight tomorrow back to South Carolina. He’s thinking about his future. Continue reading Wofford’s Eric Wagenlander Has Eyes on Coaching